TIBCO Spotfire software


25 reviews(4.5/5)
25 reviews(4.5/5)

TIBCO Spotfire provides executive dashboards, data analytics, data visualization and KPI push to mobile devices. It complements existing business intelligence and reporting tools, while midsize organizations can use dashboards and analytics tools. It keeps the total cost of ownership low by allowing users to build once and publish to thousands of users over internet or intranet, as a PDF or as MS PowerPoint reports. It can be deployed either in cloud or on-premise.

Spotfire allows users to define KPIs and send alerts to iPhone or Android phones. This enables teams to collaborate on mobile devices, while management can get timely information and manage by exception.

TIBCO Spotfire is an enterprise-ready, business intelligence and analytics solution with technical roots. It provides connectivity to databases including big-data tools and applications such as CRM, ERP, Excel and MS Access. It also provides native connectivity to R Project for advanced statistical analytics, automation services to automate sending PDF/MS PowerPoint reports and an API and software development kit.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • Ailene from Asurion

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    September 2018

    Great Analytics Tool for Visualization Reports

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    Pros

    Easy to use and create visual reports, more exciting design and layout for analysis.

    Cons

    Need more manuals training for the advance features.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • anthony from Asurion

    July 2018

    Spotfire is good dashboarding tool

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    It enable us to deliver useful and competitive dashboards.

    Pros

    can use javascript for integrating charts not existing on spotfire. best export tool to pdf and powerpoint. far away better than other tool.

    Cons

    bad text editor for javascript. iF the javascript errors, you need to restart the whole IDE. small community support.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Brian from SSGM CM

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Very functional, but it is extremely expensive so our company as a whole is moving away from it

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    Great dashboards to provide insight into business operations for executive management

    Pros

    There are great ways to create information links that can be shared between applications. Great visual representations exist to help the layperson understand how data is being connected.

    Cons

    The user interface and setup isn't the most straightforward thing in the world. Even after using it for a couple of months there was still a lot going on that I didn't understand.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Zuleida from UDO

    July 2018

    It was an encouraging experience.

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    Pros

    This software is very versatile because it allows the user to perform data analysis and make timely decisions based on the tools provided. One of them is the Monte Carlo simulation, a very useful method for calculating the cost of a project.

    Cons

    As for what I do not like about this software, I mainly point out its cost because I think it is very complete for the help in making business decisions.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    June 2018

    Best reporting tool

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    Pros

    The ease of use, the way you can set up reporting to show exactly what you want to see, along with the UX.

    Cons

    The reports aren't the easiest to set up, although they do show incredible amounts of data in great visualizations.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Thomas from Econometric Studios

    April 2018

    Spotfire is perhaps the best big data and data visualization software to work with R

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    I find that this software is the easiest to work with R, and the visualization/analytical capabilities make it generally worth the cost.

    Pros

    Spotfire has a nice user interface that is easy to figure out and set up automated tasks. Perhaps the biggest advantage of Spotfire over other data visualization tools is its connection with R and the ease in which one can connect R scripts with Spotfire visualizations. The beginning process of visualizing data and the suggested visualizations that Spotfire offers is nice, although it does require a few more clicks if you don't like the suggestions Spotfire suggests.

    Cons

    Spotfire is more expensive than other data visualization software, although I can see why. Spotfire has a host of additional graphical capabilities and analytical capabilities that I think justify the extra cost. It took me a little while to figure out how to set up the analytical models, but once set up, things run smoothly.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    April 2018

    Spotfire is a strong provider of data visualization, allowing for easy creation of data stories

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    strong stat based data stories

    Pros

    Multiple data formats supported, strong analytical background heavy duty statistical chops, ability to produce strong data visualizations

    Cons

    Less than stellar customer support, price higher than most competitors (offset somewhat by evaluation capabilities)

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    April 2018

    Easy to use viz tool, make your colleagues think you're some kind of wizard

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    Pros

    Intuitive data viz software that allows you to build interactive dashboards which tend to dazzle non-technical colleagues. You can build products and share it with your team or leadership and let them explore the data in a controlled, safe environment.

    Cons

    Not the best software for true statistical analysis but that's probably a given. Also if you have messy datasets you may want to invest in a software to help you transform the data and prep it before integrating into Spotfire.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    March 2018

    Spotfire is great tool for visualization and Dashboarding

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    Pros

    1. Easy to use interface for building dashboards
    2.Tight Integration and connector for popular databases

    Cons

    1.Tighter cloud integration
    2.Need more Training material
    3.New features and functionalities compare to Qlik or Tableau

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    January 2018

    I used TIBCO Spotfire to create flexible, professional-looking visualizations.

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    Pros

    The software allows a multitude of visualization options and charting types. The built in integrations (with R for example) are incredibly powerful and save a lot of time.

    Cons

    The software has a learning curve with some of the more advanced features. Training manuals for older versions are not readily available online.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    November 2017

    More a visualization tool (interactive), decent BI tool

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    We were able to help the client visualize their complicated data in an easy to understand format using pie charts, heat map, etc. that they were able to update easily to run different potential scenarios.

    Pros

    It's a great visualization tool when itegrated with a more robust BI (Business Intelligence) tool. The filtering capibility of this tool are impressive! On a side panel, as you keep applying filters, on the other side, you can easily visualize the results. I remember taking all the training online which was easily available and we were also able to contact a representative for questions. They also help with professional installation.

    Cons

    I selected and implemented this tool at a cilent site. Where the visualization features were pretty robust, we needed to integrate this with a stronger BI tool to be able to do complicated analytics. It can a bit pricey but it's meant for bigger organizations, hence not that big of a concern.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Koay from Renesas Semiconductor (M) Sdn Bhd

    Specialty: Manufacturing

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    November 2017

    IT Senior Section Manager

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    Spotfire is an excellent solution for empowering business users to make confident, evidence-based decisions, however it's not a perfect solution for everyone.

    Pros

    Very user friendly and user can manage without IT assistance
    Easy to use with dynamic dashboards and interactive visualization

    Cons

    Lacking embedded BI and production reporting. A bit expensive and less practical than Qlik for quick report. Spotfire is not the best BI Tool for analytics reporting.

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  • John Kenneth from HC CONSUMER FINANCE PHILIPPINES, INC

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    October 2017

    Sporfire on the go!

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    You need to fully understand each function to appreciate this software. But once grasp, I assure you that you will never regret that you use this software,

    Pros

    This tool is too great specially for us who are analyzing large data. I really really recommend this application.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Andrea from Cerved Group Spa

    Specialty: Banking & Financial Services

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    November 2016

    A good analytics tool

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    I've used the demo version for a few days, feeding it with some use cases that I normally process with another top-brand tool

    Pros

    If you are used to BI tools, setup and learning curve are very straightforward.
    It is very easy to connect to the usual relational data sources, I would say easier than many other rival products.
    The off-the shelf visualizations are very attracting and some of them can pinpoint data patterns that would otherwise go unnoticed. Even better, the visualization wizard actually analyzes your data before suggesting a default visual.
    Machine learning is built on the tool, by following a simple tutorial you can start training ML models on your data.

    Cons

    When accessing a data source, you can only join tables, but you cannot - for instance - specify custom SQL instructions.
    The desktop tool cannot JOIN data sources coming from separate DBs. (a feature that I often use, in a competing product)
    As I said, there are some very good visualizations, but they are hard or impossible to customize.
    I found some situations where compiling a dialog box (perhaps with illegal Machine Learning parameters, given my inexperience with the tool) and pressing "OK" did nothing and did not show any error or warning message. Without some informative feedback, these dialogs are unhelpful for the novices.

  • Reece from Medtronic

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    November 2016

    Spotfire is Indispensable for Data Visualization

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    I use Spotfire to explore and visualize data from clinical trial, economic and financial databases. It is my go to method when exploring new datasets to get the quickest and best insights.

    Pros

    It is blazingly fast. I work with datasets that have hundreds of thousands of entries, each with dozens of fields. Spotfire makes analyzing this data real time a snap.

    Cons

    The learning curve is a bit steep, it takes a while to learn how to use it well. But the investment is well worth it.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Xavier from Pfease

    Specialty: Consulting

    December 2015

    Great BI tool for analysts and data scientists

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    Pros

    Spotfire is one of the best BI tool made for real analysts, not only analysis designers. The cross analysis functions are amongst the best with few scripting requirements.Spotfire is definetely a tool for analysing and discovering features: "Searching for something you do not know", instead of mere reporting.

    Cons

    A bit expensive and less practical than Qlik for quick reports. Spotfire is not the best BI tool for analytics reporting.

  • Jason from Slalom

    Specialty: Energy & Utilities

    December 2015

    I have worked with Spotfire since version 3.0 as a developer and BI PM

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    Pros

    The product continues to be developed and offer business a user enabling and powerful tool for visually analyzing data.

    Cons

    Support from Vendor in the area of customer service is weak. Implementation as companies is done with little or no training making support a vital feature to organizations.

  • Amit from Praxair

    Specialty: Energy & Utilities

    December 2015

    Spotfire Revview

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    Pros

    I like this tool's in Memory visualization functionality.

    Cons

    Metadata management. it should have been more robust. Also building report logic is bit confusing

  • PRAFULLA from Johnson and Johnson

    Specialty: Software / Technology

    December 2015

    Tibco Spotfire - An Analytical Tool- Get Actionable Insights

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    Pros

    I personally work on Tibco Spotfire for more than 4 Years.
    Best things are:
    1) Ease of use for all category of users (End user, Developers, Statisticians)
    2) Intuitive, Drag Drop
    3) Continuous New enhancement in new version so it always remains uptodate with latest trend in technology. Recent example is a "Recommendation" feature which is excellent and enable one as analyst even though you don't know about technology.

    Cons

    They should come with some cheaper version so that small scale industry and small budget people can take advantage of this product which is so immense powerful.

  • Louis from Datatonic

    Specialty: Consulting

    December 2015

    Happy with Spotfire as consulting and training company

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    Pros

    Scientific, data exploration, high performance, statistical integration and SDK.

    Cons

    Fewer connectivity options versus some other product
    Less training available although the product is easy to use

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